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An easy hike If you wake up in Seattle and want to go on a small hiking adventure with kids or grandparents in tow


May 23, 2015 by Terumi

walking around gold creek pond hike

Hikes to me mean an excuse to eat trail mix and junky foods while walking through a forest.  Sometimes a …
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Upping the bar even more for coffee art in Seattle (Moore Coffee, Seattle)


May 20, 2015 by Terumi

because Moore Coffee in Seattle is the best

My kids are so jealous of a breakfast my husband and I had without them.   We figured out that one …
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A little local love on a Monday (Seattle shopping)


May 18, 2015 by Terumi

name tag from seattle bloggers

Oh Monday.  How do you get here so fast and why is Friday SO. FAR. AWAY???!!! That’s why Monday is …
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A little Tease of our Trip to Belize (Belize with kids)


May 15, 2015 by Terumi

Belize Zoo

In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing a lot about our recent trip to Belize with kids.  It was …
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Imagining we’re cruising to Alaska for the first time (with Holland America in Seattle)


May 13, 2015 by Terumi

ms westerdam at the dock

Every summer in Seattle we see the shiny white cruise ships sail into their berths at the pier and I …
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When a bakery you love now has a park next door! (Beaucoup Bakery, Vancouver BC)


May 11, 2015 by Terumi

and there is ample parking

Oh my goodness.  I love this bakery but it is so close to my favorite place in the world-GRANVILLE ISLAND-we’d …
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A place where you can take a zillion pictures of giraffes without needing a passport (Dallas zoo with kids)


May 11, 2015 by Terumi

giraffes at Dallas Zoo

One of my sons has had a giraffe huggie he has loved since birth and if it’s not his spirit …
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Because I heard cows roam freely in the roads in Fort Worth


May 7, 2015 by Terumi

fort worth cows

When I told people I was going to Dallas, everyone told me about the cows in Fort Worth.  You need …
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A rainy day at The Perot Museum (Dallas with kids)


May 5, 2015 by Terumi

places to visit with kids in Dallas

Before I even realized this building was the Perot museum I was quite taken by it. We ate at a …
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Where not to find Bluebonnets in Dallas (Dallas with kids)


May 4, 2015 by Terumi

oops not bluebonnet trail

I wanted to do something “very Texas” in Texas and I noticed everyone posting pictures of bluebonnets when I was …
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Coffee, Donuts and the most kid-friendly Garden Visit you can Imagine (visiting the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden with kids)


April 29, 2015 by Terumi

Dallas Arboretum

We were a little bleary-eyed the morning of our Dallas Arboretum visit but I was excited to see the gardens …
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A couple Seattle things you might buy for mom, some things for you and a few you might buy for your littles


April 28, 2015 by Terumi

local farm box from seattle

I’ve seen a wave of things being advertised for Mother’s Day in the last few days and a few gems …
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A really secret menu item at Whataburger (Dallas TX with kids)


April 27, 2015 by Terumi

secret whataburger menu item

I had a few ideas of what I wanted to see in and around Dallas, Texas with our kids when …
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Sticks and Swings at Stanley Park (Vancouver BC with Kids)


April 15, 2015 by Terumi


We hang out in Vancouver often since it is only about three hours north of Seattle and while it’s a …
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Even grown-ups want to drive Power Wheels (When Chevy loaned me a Volt for a week)


April 13, 2015 by Terumi

electric hybrid vehicle plug

One spectacular Christmas, my guys received Power Wheel Cars and they drove around my parent’s house like two speed demons …
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A place in Seattle you might have heard of but never been (Fisherman’s Terminal, Seattle)


April 13, 2015 by Terumi

places to take pictures in seattle

We have a bunch of places where we like to take out food in Seattle when we just don’t feel …
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Because my kids are obsessed with Star Wars


April 9, 2015 by Terumi

star wars toys for kids

My kids can’t help it in this city.  It’s like you have to breathe Star Wars just to live in …
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When a business treats your kids nicely, they are golden for life (Bottega Louie, Los Angeles)


April 7, 2015 by Terumi

Bottega Louie with kids

This memory could have ended with that delightfully full feeling you get after you eat a good meal but it’s …
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Savoring the last days of cherry blossoms in Seattle


April 3, 2015 by Terumi

cherry blossoms in seattle

All it will take is another big storm like the crazy thunder and hailstorm we had here the other night …
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A place to eat on a lovely beach in California (Paradise Cove Beach Cafe, Malibu)


April 2, 2015 by Terumi

paradise cove beach in malibu

Years ago when we went to California with the kids for the first time, we fell in love with Crystal …
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